What Should You Wear to A Formal Wedding in Singapore

Tying the knot with the love of our life is a once-in-a-lifetime event, which is why it takes a lot of time and effort in planning for weddings, be it a wedding lunch or dinner. When we are invited to share the joy of the bride and groom, we should appreciate the joyous occasion by looking our best. Most Singaporeans prefer formal weddings, and there are certain dress codes to adhere to, thus as a female guest, how should you dress for a formal wedding?

Long Gowns/Sophisticated Cocktail Dresses

A classy long gown can never go wrong at a formal event. If you’re not a fan of long dresses, you can also opt for a sophisticated cocktail dress. For wedding receptions during the day and are less formal, light-colored dresses are more suitable. Dark-colored dresses, on the other hand, go better with evening receptions. 


There are also newlyweds that choose specific colour themes for their receptions, so make sure to follow them closely. Here’s a friendly tip: Try not to go for white dresses. Why? As the bride is usually the one in white, you might draw attention away from her, or worse, be mistaken as the bride! Other than that, you have to make sure that your dress comes with a proper fitting and is not made from casual-looking materials such as denim as it might leave a wrong impression at a formal event.

Traditional Costumes

Apart from dresses, another option that you can go for is a traditional costume. Traditionally, traditional costumes are worn during special celebration events as they look luxurious and grand, and a wedding reception is one of them. If you’re going to a Chinese wedding, you can choose a nicely embroidered Cheongsam. For a Malay wedding, choose a pair of elegant-looking Baju Kebaya, and for an Indian wedding, you can opt for a beautiful Saree dress! The bride and groom will definitely appreciate your effort. Some people prefer traditional weddings as well, so what is the most appropriate outfit to wear to the wedding? Traditional costumes, of course!


Now that you know what to wear to a formal wedding, you need to decide what shoes to pair with your outfit. Heels are undoubtedly the best footwear to pair with your outfit, as they add a touch of elegance to every look. Other than that, high heels can help to accentuate your body shape as you stand straighter and taller in heels. That’s why heels are actually women’s best friends apart from diamonds, handbags and beauty products! But there are so many types of heels out there, such as stilettos, wedges, kitten heels and block heels, which comes down to one question – are they all suitable for weddings? The best choice would be stiletto heels as they look glamorous and stylish. A pair of bejeweled stiletto high heels are perfect for a wedding! Stiletto heels made from materials such as velvet and glittery materials are highly recommended too.

  1. Aldo Singapore LAREINE Women`s Sling Back Heel Green 1
    Sling Back Heel
    SGD $199.00
  2. Aldo Singapore LAREINE Women`s Sling Back Heel Beige 1
    Sling Back Heel
    SGD $199.00

Clutches/Evening Bags

Your outfit wouldn’t be complete without a matching handbag. You wouldn’t want to be carrying a large tote bag with your formal dress on as it will look bulky, so a clutch bag is the best choice. Moreover, you will also move around a lot during the wedding to have quality conversations with the bride, bridegroom or your other friends and family members. Carrying a large and heavy bag in high heels is tiring, so a small evening bag that can contain all the essentials such as your cash, mobile phone, cards, keys and some light make-up items would be sufficient! With so many different types of clutches for you to choose from, those that are made from glittery materials or embodied with stones or crystals are the best choices. Kiss lock clutches are a good choice too as they look classic.

  1. Aldo Singapore GEAVEN Women`s Handbag - Crossbody Silver 1
    Handbag - Crossbody
    SGD $109.00
  2. Aldo Singapore ALODAGYN Women`s Handbag - Clutch  Orange 1
    Handbag - Clutch
    SGD $109.00

Planning your outfit for a formal wedding is a daunting process, so we hope our tips have helped you understand how to better prepare for your next wedding event. If you are looking to shop for heels and clutch bags for a wedding, ALDO Singapore is here to make shopping easier for you! You can shop online from the comfort of your home during this pandemic and get your purchases delivered to your doorstep. We offer not only women’s footwear and handbags, but men’s footwear too. Shop online today!

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